Approved: 30.04.2014

Gizella K Warburton

Artist, Maker

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Approved: 30.04.2014

Contemporary textile and mixed media pieces for interior spaces. My work explores an intuitive response to linear, textural and light detail within landscape and surface. Abstract compositions evolve through the tactile and contemplative process of drawing with paper, cloth and thread. Unique objects include framed, hanging and sculptural artworks and installations. Developments include works on slate

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    Biography

    Contemporary textile and mixed media pieces for interior spaces. My work explores an intuitive response to linear, textural and light detail within landscape and surface. Abstract compositions evolve through the tactile and contemplative process of drawing with paper, cloth and thread. Unique objects include framed, hanging and sculptural artworks and installations. Developments include works on slate and weathered wood grounds, printed and woven elements, and sculptural forms and vessels.

    CV & Education

    Mark making is an intrinsic part of my practice: shadowed, scratched, stained, scarred, pierced, wrapped and stitched...                                        
    My relationship with making is visceral...I ‘feel’ where the work emanates from, and is leading, as much as I ‘see’ it. The materiality of cloth, paper, thread, wood and paint connects me to an innate human urge to make marks....to decipher the meaning of our physical and emotional landscapes, and the transient nature of the warp and weft of our lives. The slow tactile intimacy of stitching is a mantra.

    EXHIBITIONS

    2017 - New Member Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

    2017 - ‘Still Crazy…’, Browngrotta Arts, USA

    2017 - ‘Inner Space’, Gallery 57, Arundel

    2017 - ‘Miniartextil, Arte&Arte, Paris

    2016 -  SOFA, Chicago, Browngrotta Arts, USA

    2016 - ‘Craftforms’, Wayne, USA

    2016 - ‘Miniartextil’, Arte&Arte, Como , Italy

    2016 - ‘Fibre Arts International’, Pittsburgh, USA

    2016 -  awarded solo exhibition, Gallerytop, Rowsley

    2015 - ‘SIT Select’ - Cheltenham

    2015 - ‘Influence and Evolution’, Browngrotta Arts, USA

    2014 - ‘pinpoint II’, One Church Street Gallery, Gt Missenden

    2014 - ‘Contemporary Craft Fair’, Bovey Tracey

    2014 - solo showcase, Craft Central, London

    2014 - ‘Architextur’elles’, Le Mans

    2014 - ‘Maison&Objet’, ‘Craft - Ateliers Des Arts’, Paris

    2013 - ‘Contemporary Craft Showcase’, ‘Textile Art Center’, New York

    2013 - ‘pinpoint’, One Church Street Gallery, Gt Missenden

    2013 - ‘Makers Mark’, Beetroot Tree Gallery, 

    2013 - ‘Worn Away’, Unit Twelve gallery, Derbyshire

    2013 - ‘MAKERS’, Cube Gallery, Manchester

    2013 -Synchronisity’, National Centre for Craft and Design

    2013 - ‘Maison&Objet’, ‘Craft - Ateliers Des Arts’, Paris

    2011- 2013 - ‘MAKING MOVES II’, touring exhibition, East Midlands

     

    RESIDENCIES

    2010 - 2011 - Artist in Residence, Coventry War Memorial Park

                          ‘Making Moves II’, Craftspace

     

    PROJECTS and EXPERIENCE

    2015 - invited artist, winter school, ‘Fibre Arts Australia’

    2013 - selected artist, Contemporary Craft research mission, New York

                                                               ‘Creative Twinning’/’Design Factory’

    2011 - selected artist, CPD bursary award, ‘transform:snibston’ Arts Programme 

                                                 Arts Council England, Leicestershire County Council

    2008 - current - Commissioned Artist - Workshops for:                                                                  

                                                                 ‘Stroud International Textiles’

                                                                 ‘National Centre for Craft and Design’

                                                                 ‘Unit Twelve’ Gallery

                                                                 ‘Embroiderers Guild’ groups

                                                                  Independent groups

    2009 - 2011 - Creative Agent, Creative Partnerships

    2008 - 2011 - Commissioned Artist in Schools delivering long and short term 

                          Creative Learning projects

    2009 - 2010 - SENS SCHOOLS Workshops, Lincolnshire County Council

                      - Inset Training for SENS Teachers

    2009 - 2010 - ‘EXPLORE’, Multi-Sensory Learning Resource project, 

                           Staffordshire Arts & Museums Service

    2009 -            ‘Inspiration Award for Best Special Project’, 

                           Lincolnshire Renaissance Heritage Awards

    2009 -            ‘SENSed’, Sensory Art Resources for Special Schools,

                           Lincolnshire Arts & Museums Service

     

    EDUCATION and TRAINING

    2011 - ‘Artists Professional Development Programme: Arts in Health’

                                                    Staffordshire University

    2011 - ‘High/Scope’, Creative Learning Programme

    2009 - ‘Cre8us’, Creative Partners in Learning

    2008 - ‘Connect’, Postgraduate Certificate in Arts Practice

                                                    University of Derby

    1989 - BA Hons (First Class), Printed, Woven & Constructed Textiles - 

                                                    Manchester School of Art

    1985 - Foundation Course in Art - Leicester Polytechnic

     

    MEMBERSHIPS

    2017 - current - Contemporary Applied Arts, London

    2006 - current -Fellow’ -Design Factory’, Contemporary Craft Organisation